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SuperMariov 10th Anniversary Tribute

Today is the 10th Anniversary of Ruslan Ponomariov winning the 2002 FIDE World Chess Championship in Moscow.

Regardless of gripes about the KO format and time control (90 minutes + 30 seconds per move), it was a remarkable achievement for the (then) 18 year-old Ponomariov, beating Vassily Ivanchuk 4½-2½ in the final match to take the title.

Some Ponomariov friends and supporters have put together the video below as a tribute (produced by Macauley Peterson).

The first half is a video montage of Ponomariov photos, celebrating his achievements, and from around 3:45 there are tributes from friends and fellow chess players.  Well worth a watch!

 

 

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